The Leave tab provides all the information needed to understand leave and holiday entitlements.
Current Due - The balance of leave currently due. Leave becomes due when you cross your employment anniversary each year, and the current due balance is the remaining balance of any leave that has become due.
Estimated Leave in Advance - The estimated leave in advance balance provides an estimate of how much leave you would be entitled to since your last anniversary. This is based on how far through your entitlement year you are, and your current work pattern. Many employers are happy for their employees to take this type of leave in advance of it becoming due, but check with your employer if you're unsure of their leave in advance policy.
Sick - Sick leave becomes due 6 months after your employment start date, and yearly from that date on. The sick leave balance is your current entitlement to sick leave.
Alternative - Your current balance of alternative days (also known as lieu days). These are generally accrued if you work on a public holiday, depending on your work pattern at that time, although you may have an agreement with your employer to accrue alternative days for other types of work as well.
On the yearly calendar, you can view and submit your Leave Requests.
Dark Blue - Previously requested leave.
Green - While entering leave, the start and end dates will display green.
Light Blue - While entering leave, the days between start and end dates will display light blue.
To request leave click on the first date of your leave request, then click on the last date of your leave request.
You can then select the Leave Type, ensure the Start and End date are correct, and add Notes about the leave if desired. Click Request and the leave will be submitted for an Administrator to approve.
When an administrator has approved or declined the leave you'll receive an email confirmation. You can also click on a request to review the details, including the status of the request.